Friday, June 24, 2005

hi...sorry i have been away (in mind..not body..) I am so busy helping Corry with her new jazz venue The Red Guitar and preparing for my Jazz festival gig Thursday at Noon with Howard Johnson (nathan phillips square) FREE admission, that I have been blogless.

so now, i say; adieu....I am shutting down to get to the guitar. Hurray!!

drop me a line.
p.s. Had a great time at the zoo yesterday with Dylan's class. The polar bears were amazing.

Monday, June 20, 2005

tonight Julie and I were working out some of the more difficult parts of this summer's short but crazy tour schedule.

It is times like this, whether it is a tour or a recording that I always come close to throwing in the towl (for good). It is nearly impossible to work out the childcare logistics and make the finances work in a way that my family doesn't sacrifice too much.

the naive part of me always thinks that if I can just hang in there long enough it will get easier....the hard part of that formula is that the kids get older too and that equates with needing more money.

It wouldn't be as hard if I thought of it as my big two weeks of the year but as my wife will attest to..."there is always something."

I am glad life is not easy, not sure I need it to be this complicated though.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

I feel a little behind in my work after quite a social weekend...started off by seeing Monica and Luigi's film in the short film festival. they are great! Beautiful hand drawn animation with the perfect music from beginning to end.

Went to a good family bbq with my old pals steve and curf and their kids...ah keep each other busy and adults drink and talk (good to remember!)

tonight my dads cousin bryan and his son Daniel are sleeping over en route to Vancouver. I love seeing these guys. We had a great dinner in the back yard, walked over to Balfour books (I bought Leroi Jone's Blues People)

Brian gave me a copy of Genuine Tong Funeral by Carla Bley....features Howard on tuba and Baritone. (I am listening now and I really like it)

I wish I had enough energy to hear Dave clarks Woodpeckers at midnight at sneaky dees but I think I am done. If I had any energy left I would probably have to do some work anyhow...seems like it might be good night.

goodnight nobody,

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